Ryder Ostrowski is a digital illustrator, cosplayer and video game developer from Grand Rapids. He’s always been intrigued by characters since he was little and focuses on that in his work. Bringing his own characters to life, he uses them to tell stories focusing around members of the LGBTQ+ Community. Doing this, he hopes to bring better representation to the video game and comic book scene.
When not constantly working on illustrations or video game script, he’s found in the cosplay scene at several Midwest conventions. He became intrigued with the world of cosplay when introduced to it by a friend years ago, and he continues to be a part of that community. The characters that Ryder has cosplayed have helped him become more confident in his identity as a transgender individual and hopes to inspire others to do the same.